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The underdogs : a new translation, contexts, criticism

Author: Mariano Azuela; Ilan Stavans; Anna Herron More
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015] ©2015
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First edition. Centenary editionView all editions and formats
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"Mariano Azuela's 1915 novel Los de Abajo, here newly translated, is a fictional account of the Mexican Revolution through which he lived. Exploring themes of camaraderie, inequality, love, and justice, The Underdogs' story of peasant Demetrio Macias and his group of fellow rebels is still relevant a century after its serialization in a Texan newspaper. Ilan Stavans and Anna More have freshly rendered the Spanish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
War stories
Named Person: Mariano Azuela
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mariano Azuela; Ilan Stavans; Anna Herron More
ISBN: 9780393922349 0393922340
OCLC Number: 884882241
Description: xiii, 199 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The text of The underdogs --
Contexts: John Reed / From insurgent Mexico --
Anita Brenner / From the wind that swept Mexico --
Octavio Paz / From the labyrinth of solitude --
Subcomandante Marcos / Letter to Ernesto Zedillo --
Criticism: Waldo Frank / [A one-book man?] --
Harriet de Onís / "[Azuela's vision] --
Luis Leal / Mariano Azuela --
Ilán Stavans / " [The tools of destiny] --
Clive Griffin / The structure of Los de abajo.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: Los de abajo.
Responsibility: Mariano Azuela ; translated by Ilán Stavans, Amherst College and Anna More, University of Brasilia ; edited by Ilán Stavans.

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"Mariano Azuela's 1915 novel Los de Abajo, here newly translated, is a fictional account of the Mexican Revolution through which he lived. Exploring themes of camaraderie, inequality, love, and justice, The Underdogs' story of peasant Demetrio Macias and his group of fellow rebels is still relevant a century after its serialization in a Texan newspaper. Ilan Stavans and Anna More have freshly rendered the Spanish into English, which is here included with a number of contextual and critical materials by authors such as Octavio Paz, Waldo Frank, and Subcomandante Marcos to help students position the book in history and in today's world") --

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